Thomas Malthus and Wilkie Collins

Robert Mayhew discusses the controversial Georgian economist Thomas Malthus, while Andrew Lycett explores the life and work of the Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins


This week we explore the life and work of two intellectual giants of the 19th century. First up, Robert Mayhew discusses the Georgian economist Thomas Malthus whose theories on population growth have remained controversial ever since. After that we’re joined by Andrew Lycett, the latest biographer of the Victorian thriller writer Wilkie Collins, whose own life was also filled with secrets.